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PREVENTION OF HIV TRANSMISSIONS & DRUG AMONG RESIDENT POPULATION IN THE CROSS-BORDER AREA

Labyrinth partner

Medico-Psychotherapeutic Center “Labyrinth”

Was founded in year 2002 in Prishtina and has two sectors: prevention sector which deals with the prevention of drug abuse and infectious diseases associated to injecting drugs, such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C; and treatment sector which provides psycho-medical treatment for people addicted to drugs. There are three multidisciplinary centers functioning under the umbrella of NGO Labyrinth: Labyrinth Center in Prishtina and its branches in Gjilan and Prizren.In addition to other projects Labyrinth is implementing the project financed by the EU

Target group
Most–at-risk population (drug users, sex workers, sexual minorities, prisoners, adolescents); CSO working with most-at-risk population; municipalities, relevant authorities (centres for social care, centres for public health, hospitals, prisons)

Final beneficiaries
Most-at-risk population and citizens in the municipalities of Skopje, Gostivar, Tetovo, Kumanovo, Prishtina, Gjilan, Prizren & Kacanik

Estimated result
Planned results are:
- Increased public awareness on HIV/drug prevention in the respective eight municipalities
- Increased capacity of the local institutions for developing sustainable HIV/drug prevention mechanisms
-  Increased cross-border promotion of HIV/drug prevention mechanisms
Therefore, it is expected that the Project will result in increased public awareness on HIV/drug prevention in the respective eight municipalities, increased capacity of the local institutions for developing sustainable HIV/drug prevention mechanisms and increased cross-border border promotion of HIV/drug prevention mechanisms.

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